Google on Wednesday announced the next-gen Nexus 7 tablet, improving on the first Nexus 7 to challenge the iPad in the tablet arena.
As expected, Google officially took the wraps off its Android 4.3 upgrade, highlighted by the introduction of user profiles, Bluetooth enhancements, gaming improvements and new content-protection technologies. The launch of the new operating system coincided with the launch of Google's new Nexus 7 Android tablet, which the company said will be powered by Android 4.3 and will go on sale in the coming weeks across a number of countries.
Big-box retailer Best Buy has posted product listings for the new Google Nexus 7 tablet hours prior to a media event where the search giant is expected to unveil the device. The Best Buy listing also confirms the device will run Android version 4.3, which Google is also expected to officially announce.
Google will introduce the next iteration of its Android mobile operating system as well as an updated version of its Nexus 7 tablet at a media event slated for July 24, multiple media reports indicate.
Google is pushing its Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean software update to Nexus-branded devices including Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 10.
With the holiday season quickly approaching, tech giants have released new versions of some of their most popular devices. In our slideshow, we take a look at the pros and cons of some of the hottest new tablets and ereaders on the market--just in time for Black Friday.
Google on Monday launched two new tablets together with a new Nexus 4 smartphone. The new Nexus 7 tablet offers between 16GB or 32GB of storage and costs $199, and $249, respectively. A mobile version with HSPA+ will also be available for $299 and comes with 32GB of storage.
Invitations to the press about the 'iPad Mini' are expected to go out on Oct 10, according to the latest rumor about Apple's impending launch. And based on how Apple has worked in the past, this would suggest a special event come Oct 17, with a launch day on Nov 2, writes Philip Elmer-DeWitt on Fortune.
Tablet makers have been scrambling to produce the perfect-sized tablet ever since Apple unveiled the first iPad with a 9.7-inch display. Despite Steve Jobs's famous dismissal of tablets with smaller screens, manufacturers haven't given up on smaller tablets.
No one can accuse the tech scene of being uneventful, what with the constant stream of new products and announcements...